Tag: thanksgiving

How to deal with changes at your Thanksgiving table

I come from a small family, three daughters and two parents. We lived about 5 hours or so from our relatives so most of the time it was just us for holidays. My Mom was used to a bigger crowd around the table so she was fairly successful most years at finding other to invite.... Read more »

10 items for Quilter Gratitude

In November you often see people posting daily the things for which they are grateful. The humorous part is that sometimes these are the very same folks who complain and whine every other month of the year.  I like to think that most of us who write or read this blog are pretty darn positive.... Read more »

Thanksgiving countdown

I have a fresh turkey sitting in my fridge and no matter how many times I do Thanksgiving dinner, it still intimidates me a bit. I tried to dodge doing Thanksgiving dinner for years but finally I couldn’t get out of it any more. A holiday all about cooking for a gal who’d rather sew,... Read more »
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Invite extra guests to your Thanksgiving table

Our family was small, 3 girls (one not born yet) and two parents.
My Mother and Father both came from Alton, Illinois where they had large, extended families. They left all that to come live in Chicago and we had a small group for holidays. My Mom wanted a bigger crowd so she signed us up to host foreign students from U of C. A local church organized... Read more »

Lower expectations for a Happy Thanksgiving

I have had some really great Thanksgiving dinners in my life, some interesting ones and a few lousy ones.  In a former lifetime, they were pretty crummy and I discovered that if I didn’t expect much, then I was happier. Now my life is pretty darn great but still I maintain that that it’s best... Read more »